This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
To celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary we stayed in central Fukuoka at the beautiful Seahawk Hotel. We had to delay the celebration until the weekend (the 6th and 7th) as the anniversary fell on Wednesday, the 3rd of December. _________
In addition to enjoying the luxury of the five star hotel, by recommendation from Hoshuyama Sensei, we had a very special dinner at Il Sogno (you can check out the their website here: http://www.ilsogno.jp/). Sensei and his wife celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary there, so we were very honored. Mizuho and I are very grateful for Hoshuyama Sensei's very kind recommendation (and even advice on directions to avoid the snow storm that hit Northern Kyushu). Domo arigato gozaimasu Hoshuyama Sensei! __________
The five-course meal at Il Sogno was absolutely delicious, and the service was impeccable. I can only extend Hoshuyama Sensei's recommendation for this excellent Italian restaurant. If you are in Hakata, and enjoy high-class dining, Il Sogno is a must.
I'd like to end by thanking my karate students who have sent us messages to commemorate our anniversary. ________